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Ross Stores Inc (NAS:ROST)
Days Sales Outstanding
1.95 (As of Jan. 2017)

Ross Stores Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $75 Mil. Ross Stores Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $3,510 Mil. Hence, Ross Stores Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 1.95.

ROST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11   Max: 2.42
Current: 2.13

2.11
2.42

During the past 13 years, Ross Stores Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 2.42. The lowest was 2.11. And the median was 2.25.

ROST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.59 vs. ROST: 2.13 )

Ross Stores Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Jan. 2016 (2.07) to Jan. 2017 (1.95).


Definition

Days sales outstanding measures of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made. It is a financial ratio that illustrates how well a company's accounts receivables are being managed.

Account receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding.

Ross Stores Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=75.154/12866.757*365
=2.13

Ross Stores Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=75.154/3510.158*365 / 4
=1.95

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

For retailers, when we compare Days Sales Outstanding, it is important to compare the same period in the previous years.


Related Terms

Account Receivable, Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Ross Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
DaysSalesOutstanding 2.292.322.252.112.162.242.232.422.252.13

Ross Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
DaysSalesOutstanding 2.662.202.742.722.672.072.842.792.701.95
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